Dr Edward Allen receives Wellcome Trust Grant

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Dr Edward Allen, Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, has been awarded a Medical-Humanities Small Grant from The Wellcome Trust for a project entitled 
 ‘Ear Pieces: Listening, Diagnosing, Writing – 1815-2015’.

The grant will enable Dr Allen to undertake archival research in the US in Summer 2016, and to run an international conference in September 2016 in the Faculty of English, drawing on the expertise of musicologists, neuroscientists and linguists in a bid to understand the ways our ears have worked (or failed to work) historically.